THURS, 2/16: DOG ART SHOW, FUTURE OF JOURNALISM, LAUREN DUCA, + 16 FRI EVENTS

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4:30pm (+ 2/17 8pm, 2/18 2pm): writer and director emilyn kowaleski’s play weather explores the mind of a 14-year-old girl thorough poetry, multimedia, live music, and an ensemble cast. university settlement (les), $15 general, $10 students/seniors. >>

5-8pm (thru 3/31): opening reception for mascot studio’s 18th annual dog show at pratzon art restoration (chelsea). >>

6-8pm (thru 2/25): opening reception for ‘wage on! women, art, and money,’ the featured exhibition of the 2017 women’s caucus for art national conference. ceres gallery (chelsea), free. >>

6pm doors: ‘the future of journalism,’ a series of panel discussions delving into the changing landscape of journalism, begins tonight with a talk on media manipulation and journalistic integrity in an era of fake news and alternative facts. wework charging bull (fidi), free (rsvp required). >>

6pm: get a dose of the history of medicine at the seventh annual evening of short presentations by experts at the new york academy of medicine (east harlem). free (rsvp required). >>

6pm doors, 6:30pm event: test your knowledge of american leaders pre-trump at a night of president’s day trivia. fraunces tavern museum (fidi), $10. >>

6pm doors, 7pm show: indieround, monogold, shana falana, dead leaf echo, and zuli play le poisson rouge (greenwich village). $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

6:30pm: the women who made new york author julie scelfo and illustrator hallie heald present stories of the women behind the city’s history. nypl mid-manhattan, free. >>

7pm: leadership mogul tiffany dufu launches her new memoir, drop the ball: achieving more by doing less, which features a foreword by gloria steinem. bonus: the first 100 drinks are free. housing works bookstore cafe (soho), free. >>

7pm (monthly): adult language school fluent city hosts screenings of essential foreign films at williamsburg’s videology and raffles off a $100 gift certificate towards group classes. this month’s feature: jean cocteau’s orpheus (1949). $10. >>

7pm: dames who give damns, a benefit for north brooklyn coalition against family violence, includes bands, djs, art sales, and raffles. bring in a self-care item (shampoo, soap, etc.) for an extra raffle ticket. bar matchless (greenpoint), $10 admission. >>

7pm + 9:30pm: rule of 7×7: 7 playwrights present new 10-minute plays that follow 7 rules. the tank (theater district), $12-13 admission includes a drink. >>

7pm doors, 7:30pm show (monthly): comedians become faux authors and read selections from their ‘latest’ books at literati: a comedy show about the greatest american novels never written. hosted by colin o’brien + michael wolf, and featuring ana fabrega, jonathan braylock, ziwe fumudoh, priya patel, and tim mahoney. union hall (park slope), $8 adv, $10 dos. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show (monthly): get your dose of schadenfreude at mortified, a tribute to teen angst artifacts (journals, letters, poems, lyrics, home movies, stories and more) shared by their original authors. littlefield (gowanus), $10. >>

7pm doors, 8pm show: ‘godfather of neo-soul’ roy ayers and shareef keyes + the groove play bric house (fort greene). $15 adv, $18 door. >>

7:30pm (weekly): the lasers in the jungle comedy show features stand-up by janeane garofalo (wet hot american summer), dean obeidallah (the muslims are coming), pat brown (colbert), hari kondabolu (conan), and jeff maurer (last week tonight). hosted by katina corrao, sean crespo, and dan wilbur. ucb (east village), $7. >>

7:30pm: contemporary classical music organization bang on a can presents a concert of new music by bonjour quartet at the jewish museum (ues). $18 general, $15 students/seniors. >>

8pm: reductress presents a live recording of its mouth time! podcast with guest lauren duca (teen vogue editor, tucker carlson ass-kicker). hosted by nicole silverberg and rachel wenitsky. ucb chelsea, $7. >>

8pm (monthly): female storytellers, stand-ups, improvisers, and character actors perform at the she makes me laugh show. tonight: lane moore (tinder live), chloe hilliard (last comic standing), hadiyah robinson (bet), eve peyser (gizmodo), julia whitehouse (happy hour story hour), brittany mcdonald (perfect strangers) and improv group generous lovers. hosted by improv team darling satan. the pit (flatiron), $5. >>

8pm (first + third thursdays): the pacific stand-up comedy show, presented by the daily show writer matt koff, returns with performances by koff, jeffrey joseph (seeso), christi chiello (comedy central), jeff wesselschmidt (wildcats), and robert dean (robert dean museum). guest hosted by courtney maginnis. pacific standard (park slope/gowanus), free admission (one drink or food item minimum). >>

8pm (thru 3/5): czechoslovak-american marionette theater performs three golden hairs of grandfather wisdom, an adaptation of three classic czech, slovak, and italian fairy tales to be performed by four actors and four dozen marionettes. theater for the new city (east village), $15 general, $12 saturday matinees. >>

8pm: ‘portrait series,’ a new concert series curated by contemporary music collective ensemble mise-en, debuts with an evening featuring nordic composers djuro zivkovic + thomas agerfeldt olesen. scandinavia house (midtown east), $15. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: tancred, lilith, vasudeva, and yucky duster play alphaville (bushwick). $10. >>

8pm doors, 8:30pm show: slurp up some laughs and wine at juicebox, an evening that pairs a comedy show with a wine tasting. with performances by dan perlman (siriusxm), brendan eyre (seth meyers), aparna nancherla (conan), and host hannah boone. taste wine co (east village), $5-10 adv, $10 door. >>

9:15pm doors, 9:30pm show (monthly): comedians perform their ideas for pulitzer prize submissions and the audience votes on which will really get forwarded at the pulitzer surprises show, hosted by eliza cossio (the daily show) and caroline schaper (full frontal with samantha bee). tonight’s guests include jo firestone (fallon), alingon mitra (last comic standing), mo fry pasic (reductress), andrew tisher (holy f*ck comedy hour), danny groh, and anthony cormier (an actual pulitzer prize-winning journalist). union hall (park slope), $6 adv, $8 dos >>

thru 2/26: the museum of modern art’s annual festival of international nonfiction film, doc fortnight, features 10 days of premieres by emerging and established filmmakers, including 20 features, 10 shorts, many with post-show discussions. $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students, free 4-8pm fridays. >>

check our website for ongoing events. >>

coming up

2/17 1-5pm: workers and students assemble at washington square park for a new york city solidarity rally for the general strike against trump. >>

2/17 5-8pm: the center for book arts winter and spring open house offers demos in printmaking and book assembly,  info about upcoming classes, and tours of the newly renovated space. center for book arts (flatiron), free. >>

2/17 7pm:  industry city distillery (sunset park) hosts the book launch party for nerve endings: the new trans erotic, a new kickstarter-funded anthology featuring thirty pieces of fiction written by, for, and about trans people. free. >>

2/17 7pm (bi-monthly): the stargazing + lecture series returns to columbia university’s pupin hall with a discussion about planets without parent stars by jackie faherty, astronomer at the american museum of natural history, followed by q+a and stargazing with telescopes (weather permitting). free. >>

2/17 7pm: laughs trump hate at harmon leon’s big fat racist show, ‘a comedy show about racism and not an hour of racist jokes.’ the pit loft (chelsea), $7. >>

2/17 7pm: bobby hankinson’s kweendom lgbtq comedy and storytelling show comes out with performances by jes tom, matt grote, lynae depriest, and patrick j. reilly. pete’s candy store (williamsburg), free (a bucket will be passed around for donations to benefit streetwise + safe). >>

2/17 7pm: the new school’s annual mannes sounds festival features performances by students, faculty, and guests. tonight’s opening program celebrates 100 years with selections by bartok, prokofiev, puccini, ravel, and more. free. >>

2/17 7:30pm doors, 8pm show: colombian synth musician ela minus plays an ep release show with opening act novelty daughter. c’mon everybody (bedford stuyvesant), $10 adv, $12 dos. >>

2/17 8pm: the nyu symphony performs an all-soviet concert at symphony space (uws). free. >>

2/17 8:30pm (weekly): enjoy the brew-ha-ha at the bitches brew comedy show, featuring performances by courtney maginnis (not quite midnight), mike lebovitz (last comic standing), rob cantrell (colbert), kerry coddett (mtv), mike cross (gotham live), and eric monical. hosted by melissa stokoski. the back room at halyards (gowanus), free (a tip jar will be passed around). >>

2/17 10pm: dance for a cause at activate: a party and fundraiser for climate action, featuring four djs spinning disco, house, funk, and hip hop all night. friends and lovers (crown heights), $10 suggested donation. >>

2/17 11pm (monthly): comedians live-riff on top of a screening of the room at chris gersbeck and freddy g’s ‘movies r dumb’ series. q.e.d. (astoria), $10. >>

2/17 midnight: romance-hater carly ann filbin hosts a comical dating show that’s fit for the cynical singleton or questioning couple, let me break you up: an anti-dating game show, where a series of games tests the strength of real couples’ partnerships. the losing couple ‘has’ to break up! ucb east village, $5. >>

2/17-18: midnight-ish movies:
fargo @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
harold and maude2001: a space odyssey @ landmark sunshine (lower east side). $12. >>
house @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
mad max 2: the road warrior @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
nightstick (friday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
repo man (friday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
the evolution of snuff (saturday only) @ spectacle (williamsburg). $5. >>
2001: a space odyssey @ ifc center (west village). $15. >>
urban legend @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>
walker (saturday only) @ videology (williamsburg), $8. >>
xx @ nitehawk cinema (williamsburg). $12. >>

2/17-23: featuring a mix of u.s. premieres and older picks, the 17th annual film comment selects festival is uniquely curated by the editors of film selects magazine. film society of lincoln center, $14 general, $11 students/seniors. >>

2/17-3/1: the art of the social thriller: coinciding with the release of his directorial debut get out, a jordan peele-curated series screens at bam (fort greene) that includes rosemary’s baby, night of the living dead, guess who’s coming to dinner, and more. $14. >>

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